DCNA Candidate Forum – 10/25/18

In the two years since I last ran for the school board my team and I have doubled our school’s non-profit revenues. And we are not about to stop.

My hope for change with return of local control is to have less bureaucracy and less complacency on district level, as well as increase in community partnerships when it comes to extracurricular programs.

***As a slight correction to my statement in this video I am not certain whether Hudson County succeeded in getting percentage of JC PILOT revenues through litigation or legislation during Mayor Cunningham’s time. The important thing is – they succeeded, and county schools benefited from it. Whether JCBOE would consider following this example by lobbying, or by suing the city for funding, like they sued the state, something needs to be done. Sometimes extreme examples prompt necessary action.

It’s not all about the money, folks. Academic excellence and passing on the drive to learn can be achieved in even the harshest circumstances and outside of comfort zones. As long as there is commitment to children.

Simple and free ways of promoting mental health and child safety in public schools.

Under my leadership our team has invested over $15,000 into the Arts programs that students receive free of cost. In addition to that we have engaged our public school arts teachers in our after school programs, providing them a platform for expanded teaching.

I am a parent volunteer and I bring solutions, not theories. Solutions that, if given the chance, can help all JC schools.

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